|IGBO DOUBLE MASK: IKENGA.|
an hieroglyph to read
One can read this mask by connecting the front and the back of the
So we get a symbolic inscription matching the real and the imaginary with
a complex meaning: an ideogram hiding a parable.
To perform such a program, the artist needs to outscore the mimesis, borrow from the poesis, so that a plastic ideogram becomes a powerful carrier of a concept transcending the figurative form.
This is a technology for projecting facial expression onto a synthetic face to give the impression of a real face which is moving.
When they are not moving, these artificial faces are not different from a photograph.
When they are moving, an ambiguous motion is apparent: by separating the person from the motion (which cannot be done actually), one can project the face of one person onto the face of another.
A Way of Seeing
The sculptural quality of this double mask, which captures reality and is capable of representing the emotions, provides a way of seeing which is futuristic.
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